Bookshelves: One Room Challenge Week Two

4.09.2015

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You know that feeling when you have to have a new hairstyle right this minute?  That's how I'm feeling about the bookshelves in my family room. While there's nothing about them that's particularly bothering me, changes must happen soon. 

my family room

I'm linking up to Calling it Home's ORC Thursday event along with many others who will be transforming a room over six weeks.  It's Week Two, and I'm busy working on the bookshelves.  Books are very important at our house, but the last time I worked in this room I removed many of them from the bookcases.  I miss having them there, and will be adding some back.  Bookshelves are hard for me, and finding the right balance between books and objects is not my strong suit.  Help will be required.  

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These gorgeous images are inspiring me, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of my friends books in this room again.  


Be sure to go here and here to see more room transformations in progress.



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17 comments :

Kim said...

That Alex Hitz with the woman portrait has long been on of my favorites!! I know you will make yours beautiful Jennifer!

therelishedroost said...

Doing bookshelves over can really change a room, cannot wait to see what you do!

Karena Albert said...

Jennifer this is always a challenge for me as I love books and love pretty accessories! I know you will come up with a great transformation!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena
Artist Nathaniel Galka

Anonymous said...

I love books on shelves - all the other stuff ends up looking like clutter, I think, no matter how pretty or interesting. This is particularly true when there are a lot of bookcases. Too many disparate elements can junk up an otherwise lovely space. Stick to the solidity of books. I mean friends... 😄

Sarah Sofia Knepp said...

Jennifer, I love your style and you can do no wrong in my book! However, I agree it's great to refresh a space. I love these inspiration book shelves with the paintings hung in the middle of built ins! Can't wait to see what you do next!

Improvement List said...

I have friends on my bookshelf too;) It is hard to get a bookshelf just right. For my last ORC I fixed up my library (formal living room) and for several days I was constantly rearranging the bookshelf until suddenly it just looked right. I am sure you will also hit the right place with yours. Good luck!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I love that Alex Hitz painting...books can be a challenge!

designchic said...

I can't wait to see what you do - think they look amazing as they are, but know you will work magic…

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

I am excited to see what you do! I love lots of books too. Love your inspirations

peggybraswell said...

adore that Alex Hitz painting + can't wait to see what you do. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

rajnialexdesign said...

Love your inspiration pictures!

home before dark said...

So now I can say I liked all of your friends (I call my books friends with spines) before it got accessorized. In this world anybody can fill up shelves with stuff. Only special people will read and put their books on the shelf so they can be found and reread, or simply remind us of the trip we once took together. Go books!

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

You're so lucky to have such fabulous bookshelves to work with! They already look great, so I'm eager to see what you do with them! All great inspiration photos!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

I was just staring at our book shelves feeling the same thing!!! Looking forward to seeing what you do!

Erin @ the-organized-life said...

Love all that space you have for your books. I think it looks cute already, so whatever you decide to do, I'm sure it will look amazing.

Andrea said...

Bookshelves are so tough! After my last ORC, I put a ton of books back on my office bookcase as well. I just had to have the space. I cannot wait to see how yours turn out!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

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